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Allan Avedaño Breaks Down Simona Tabasco’s L’Oréal Paris Makeup Looks at Cannes

The makeup artist explains how he gave the “White Lotus” star an Allanface.
May 20, 2023


If you’re lucky enough to have been in the chair of celebrity makeup artist Allan Avedaño, then you understand how treasured his hands are. It also means that you have joined the ranks of celebrities and hitmakers who can boast that they’ve been blessed with an “Allanface”, which for him simply means you left with a look that made you feel confident and beautiful. Of course for the rest of us that means that you left that chair looking like an angel on earth — with wings (eyeliner, that is) and everything. 

Actress Simona Tabasco
recently got the Allan Avedaño experience when he gave the actress an Allanface during the 76th annual Cannes Film Festival. If you’re imagining Lucia vibes for the White Lotus actress, think again, as the recently minted L’Oréal Paris expert explained that he wanted to give Tabasco a more sophisticated look than the character she played on the show.
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“Lucia was such a beautiful girl but was not polished, so both nights [we did] very polished and sophisticated looks, as if Lucia met a prince and got her every dream!” Avedaño explains. “Simona is such a chameleon in real life and really loves to play, so one day I’ll get to do a grungy, smoky look on her, but her gowns and Cannes really called for classic beauty.”

He also said that he used her gowns as inspiration for her makeup as well, playing off her red gown on the first night to do an Audry Hepburn-esque look with simple winged liner, glowy skin, groomed full brows and natural soft rosy lips.

“The second night was a white gown with sage green details, [so] we went for a look that was enchanting, ethereal with a bit of sexy,” he says. “We did a barely there smoke on her eyes, flushed cheeks, flirty lashes and lush, hydrated rosy lips.”

The best part is that he used all L’Oréal Paris products for Tabasco’s look, and he shared them (plus the steps) with us, so you can do it at home (and without breaking the bank). Get ready to add these to cart, stat.

Get the Look: Simona Tabasco’s Cannes Film Festival Makeup

Whether you’re getting dolled up for prom, a wedding, graduation or just a night out, enlist the help of these affordable products you can score right at the drugstore.

L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 1.5% Hyaluronic Acid Serum and L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power Anti-Aging Moisturizer, Fragrance Free

“Skin Prep is one of the most important steps, if not the most important,” explains Avedaño. “Hydrated plump skin grips onto makeup and blends in seamlessly. I told her that the hyaluronic acid serum is a must to use prior to the Revitalift Triple Power Moisturizer,  making sure both products are massaged and absorbed into the skin completely to give you makeup a perfect canvas. Simona has beautiful skin already but adding this extra step really amps up the look and feels really great.”

L’Oréal Paris Prime Lab Up to 24H Pore Minimizer

After you prep with skin care, add a primer to help extend the wear of your makeup and to give your foundation and concealer an even base to glide onto.

L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer and L’Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Foundation

This TikTok viral highlighter lotion and liquid foundation can be worn solo or used together to get a stunning look that oozes with radiance. “I mixed Lumi Glotion into her True Match foundation to add extra luminosity. Then I used the Lumi Glotion and buffed it onto the high points of her face so that when the light hits it, you see a sheen.”

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Up to 24H Fresh Wear Foundation in a Powder

Top your liquid foundation and highlighter with a lightweight powder to give your look extra staying power. This formula has a matte finish that’s breathable and wears comfortably all day, so your skin won’t feel smothered even through a long festival weekend.

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Full Wear Concealer up to 24H Full Coverage

Concealer is a step you don’t want to skip if you’re going for a full glam look that will last. This longwear formula won’t transfer, fade, or crease and it can be used to conceal dark spots and blemishes, and to contour your face like a pro.

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Up to 24H Fresh Wear Soft Matte Bronzer and L’Oréal Paris Infallible Up to 24H Fresh Wear Blush

When you really want to amp up your makeup, reach for a bronzer to add warmth and a rich blush to highlight your cheeks (and a few other areas of the face). 

“For both looks, I used the bronzer to add dimension to her eyes and on the second look I used the blush in Rosewood to create a monochromatic look with her blush and her lips,” says Avedaño. “I also diffused the colors on her eyes and added a sheen by swiping a thin layer of Lumi Glotion. To create a glowy blush look, I layered bronzer, blush and Lumi Glotion to make it look like a part of the skin.”

L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Definer Mechanical Waterproof Eyebrow Pencil and L’Oréal Paris Unbelievabrow Longwear Brow Topcoat, Waterproof Universal Transparent

“To create a laminated look for her brows, I used Unbelievabrow and ran the applicator brush in an upward motion through every section of the brow and then tamed it down the ends of the hair for a groomed yet full brow.”

L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Instant Lift Washable Mascara

No makeup look can be a true contender without luscious lashes, so swipe on a few coats of this new addition to the Telescopic mascara family to give yours plenty of length, lift and volume.

L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Intense Volume Matte Lipstick and L’Oréal Paris Glow Paradise Lip Balm-in-Gloss Pomegranate Extract

Avedaño dressed Tabasco’s lips in the rich color of Colour Riche Intense Volume Matte and on the second night he added some gloss to the look. “Because the [matte lipstick] leaves such longwear color, Simona only really needed to touch up her lips through the evening with the gloss.”

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